Salamanca Airport (SLM/LESA)

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UNESCO World Heritage Site and Spain's oldest and most important university city, the 'city of the world's purest Spanish' Salamanca attracts over 1.7 million tourists annually and over 40,000 language students from all over the world – a business worth €50 million to the region.

Famous for its festivals: The New Year's Eve and Christmas party 'Nochevieja Universitaria' attracts some 35,000 students annually to the city's main square.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Site of the first university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. It is also one of the major birthplaces of the Spanish language (
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.
  • Good performance of existing facilities.
  • Competitive airport charges.
  • Salamanca airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Agency (AESA), according to RD 862/2009 regulation.
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The city of love: Salamanca is eager to establish routes to serve strong domestic demand from points such as Barcelona and the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers in 2020 and discover which one suit your type of operation best:

  • Operation recovery.
  • Seasonality.
  • Off-peak days.
  • Connecting flights.
  • Freight: Exempted of cargo charge from the 5th of July 2014
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2,2% annually until 2021

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information, please visit:

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Aena collaborates on an ongoing basis with airlines on aspects such as organising events relating to first flights, advertising in media belonging to Aena, press releases, publicity on social networks, information to travel agencies associations, etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Salamanca Airport (the red square) and the nearest airports in the area. A lot of people - visitors and locals - throng Salamanca market: with a catchment of close to 1.2 million, covering most of east central Spain and parts of Portugal, the airport caters for a wide range of outgoing and incoming tourist flows.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 245,200.
  • 60-minute catchment: 542,000.
  • 90-minute catchment: 1,200,000.

Besides Salamanca's dominant tourism industry, agriculture, livestock rearing, construction and manufacturing are also important pillars of the city's economy. Its research centres cluster around cancer research, neuroscience, water and laser technology.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Salamanca's new terminal was opened in 2005 with the expectation of welcoming an increase in international traffic.


  • The airport is located 15 kilometres to the east of the city centre of Salamanca. 

Road access

  • Salamanca Airport can be accessed directly from km 79.8 of the national motorway N-501, which goes into the centre of Salamanca.

Bus access

  • Salamanca (Bus Station)-Airport line.

Infrastructure & Operations

Salamanca runway

Salamanca runway

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Vital statistics


2019 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 12,359 domestic pax; 5,409 international pax.
  • Flights: 34% scheduled; 66% charter.
  • Largest carriers: Evelop Airlines, Iberia Express, Air Europa, and Enter Air.